Wortwell Mill is a Grade II listed wonderfully restored mill and millhouse dating from 1750. There is a record of a mill here in the Domesday book but the present building was constructed in this later time, and has been added to since. The mill was used for flour production for centuries, but after this ended an eel trap was installed ( this stretch of the Waveney was known for being rich in eels) and the fish caught here were sent to London hotels and restaurants as well as abroad. The current owners have restored the original eel trap as part of their overall restoration of the property.
The mill building itself is of timber frame construction. The three floors provide spacious accommodation with considerable character – on the ground floor the pitwheel, wallower and spur wheel provide a wonderful focal point and there are further mill workings on display throughout the property. The mill house is built of brick and also provides attractive, period accommodation which has also been recently restored.
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The mill building provides reception hall, kitchen/breakfast/living room, study/bedroom, shower room, utility room, pantry, bedroom/office and three further bedrooms as well as a family bathroom, shower room, store room and second floor reception rooms plus the gantry and the wheel room.
The property also has super gardens and grounds which comprise around 2.5 acres through which the river runs. The gardens have shrub and flower borders and the gardens adjacent to the mill house are predominantly laid to lawn with roses shrubs and trees; from the mill ‘island’ a bridge leads over to a meadowland with cut paths interspersed with a variety of mature trees.
The property enjoys an exceptional rural location on the banks of the River Waveney, surrounded by the Waveney Valley. The mill lies over a long winding track from the village which is just 12 miles east of the town of Diss and three miles from the market town of Harlesdon.
The guide price is £795,000. For further information please telephone Strutt and Parker on 01473 214841 or visit www.struttandparker.com.